This was the second reception wine at Society for American Wine’s Shiraz/Syrah tasting event. The wine is pale in color with some mild sulphur on the nose. Not to the point of smelling a match (which I have had before), but it was there. The wine is quite mild in flavor, some slight butteryness, some varietal chard flavors with a mild finish. There is a bit of sulphur tastes to the wine as well. All in all this was an Ok wine, but nothing great. I would give it an 87-88 ish.
From the LCBO web site:
YALUMBA WILD FERMENT CHARDONNAY 2008 VINTAGES 39271 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 17.95
Wine, White Wine, 13.5% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : D
Made in: South Australia, Australia By: Negociants International
Release Date: Aug 29, 2009
Tart and juicy, with pineapple, pear and citrus flavors that linger nicely. Drink now through 2013. Score – 88. (Harvey Steiman, www.winespectator.com, July 31, 2009)
Here’s what winecurrent.com had to say:
Racy and refreshing look for lifted aromas of green apple and pear along with hints of mixed spice. Crisp flavours of pineapple red currant and racy lemon wash over the palate and throughout the clean and refreshing finish. Light to medium bodied and nicely textured this is the perfect pairing with shrimp ceviche. (Vic Harradine) Australia: Red Wine (039271) $17.95 Rating 3.5/5.